Creative Blog Award


The very lovely Chestnut at has kindly nominated me and several other bloggers for the creative blogger award. Its very nice indeed to be included with the amazing blogs she also nominated so a big thanks to her!

So with many blogging awards comes some duties of the nominated – the rules are as follows

Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify them via their social media/blogs.
Thank and post the link of the person who nominated you.
Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers.
Pass on the rules.

I think everyone can agree that nominating 15-20 blogs not only causes a near chain letter of blog awarding so I’ll keep my nominations down to 5 like Chestnut and others have.

So on to the 5 facts I guess.

1. I started drawing a few months ago – before then I had not considered myself particularly talented with art although I did know I could kinda draw when I tried. I’m not sure what prompted me to start drawing but I am sure that a few of the amazing artists I follow on twitter inspired me to give it a shot. I don’t really consider myself an great artist but more of a happy potterer.

2. I have 4 children, an 18yo son who is one of the nicest people i have had the pleasure to see grown and develop into an amazing young man. I have a 5 year old boy and twin 2.5 year olds – a girl and a boy. They keep me fully entertained on the family front. It has been a challenge keeping up writing and art and blogging with everything going on.

3. I am right brained dominant/dyslexic which for me means I do not see letters only pictures. It has made learning to spell something that has taken much practice and a lot of memory of where the keys are on my keyboard to perfect. I still tend to write things in “near-english” and then have to re-organize them into a more logical way. This hasn’t stopped me writing and editing my first book as well as writing several other books that I have yet to start to edit. I also have a short story published in an anthology. I have come along way from the teenager who struggled to read and write.

4. My first experience of online gaming was in MUDs back at university. I played and wrote for a mud called Legacies Dawning which was a modified code set of The Forests Edge mud which was a modified diku mud. I started creative writing there, building rooms and items and learning the craft. I keep that up for a year or so before the pressure of life and general burn out had me drift away.

5. I don’t eat dairy, wheat or sugar (this includes honey, maple syrup and fruit juices). I have never been able to eat dairy- it makes my system shut down as if I had a bad head cold and starts to make breathing difficult. Wheat I had to abandon a few years ago when I kept on getting stomach cramps whenever I ate it.(was very sad because I loved bread!) And sugar was a new years resolution with a friend that stuck. Since giving up wheat and sugar I have lost 15kg(33lbs) of weight that I didnt need. Now I need to convince my life that I have enough time for some exercise!

So thanks once again to Chestnut and time to nominate some people!

1. Sypster at Syp is the reason I started blogging – he inspired me through the massively podcast and his own blog to pickup the challenge.

2. Mogsy at she was my nanowrimo buddy and helped me cross the line on the first 50k words that i would go onto make into book1 of my fantasy series.

3. Simcha at Simch is my mmorpg gamer buddy – we duo games together as much as we can and she is just awesome to hang out with.

4. J.D at JD has been such a big help in my first steps into writing and her blog is an wonderful read.

5. Tish at he is curently going thru a great journy in backlog games – very entertaing blog and neat guy.


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